Activity #3 - PhotographY

Do you often struggle with your thoughts running 5 miles ahead of you when you finally get a minute to relax? 


Do you have trouble viewing yourself as "creative" and partaking in any activity that requires you to draw or paint?
 

Do you just wanna FEEL more CALM and have more energy when handling all the mommy responsibilities that fill your day?

 

If you are saying, YES!, to these questions, then you're in the right place.

And, if you ALWAYS tell yourself, "I'm NOT creative!" then you're REALLY in the right place. :)

First, this course is NOT...

  • going to teach you how to take professional photographs.
  • going to teach you how to sell your photographs.
  • going to teach you the rules of photography.
  • going to critique, judge or grade your photographs.

This course IS going to teach you…

  • how to use mindless-creativity (meaning no rules, just fun!) to create more CALM in your busy mama life.  It's kinda like yoga and meditation, but way more colorful and fun.
  • how to connect with your favorite colors with a camera lens.
  • how to feel CALM with seeing the world around you with your camera.
  • how to take photos to calm your thoughts.
  • how to use creativity to feel more energized and uplifted.
  • how to see and believe that you are CREATIVE!
  • how and why left and right brain activities need to be equally balanced on a daily basis.

This 3-week course includes:

  • A weekly left and right brain (takin' back old school) review...except this is way more fun than your middle school science class.  I promise!  It's beautifully refreshing and much needed information to help get your creative juices flowing.
  • A weekly step-by-step photography activity that is visually pleasing to the eye.  You aren't left hanging with creative activities.
  • Detailed posts on WHY creating calm with photos is a must for feeling your most calm self.
  • Summary of each lesson.
  • Resources and links so you can explore more about the topic.
  • Access to a private community group on Facebook that's filled with like-minded, supportive, creating calm mama's who wish to live a more colorful and balanced life.

Here's how it's gonna go down...

Week 1:  Color Your Life with Photos

In the first week, we look at making YOU a priority first.  You'll be taught how to easily FEEL more CALM with mindless-creative activity that's super easy and can be done in 10 minutes or less.  You'll be using your camera to help you connect with all your favorite colors that make you FEEL calm and happy.

{1.1}   Introduction Day
{1.2}  Photo Activity Day - Connect with Color
{1.3}  Summary Day

Week 2:  Capture ART Everywhere

In the second week, we look at how using our cameras helps us to see all the beautiful art that makes up our world.  By doing this, you'll become more aware of the natural beauty that surrounds you on a daily basis, which brings you into the present moment leaving you feeling CALM and uplifted.

{2.1}   Introduction
{2.2}  Photo Activity Day - Capture ART Everywhere
{2.3}  Summary Day

Week 3: Gratitude with a Lens

In the third week, we use our cameras (made easy!) to help us feel GOOD no matter what the day may bring.  It's all about using creativity (on a daily basis) to recharge our batteries...and I promise, it works (even if your left-brain is saying, yeah right, right now). And when we do this, we're filled with more gratitude than ever before.

{3.1}   Introduction Day
{3.2}  Photo Activity Day - Gratitude with a Lens
{3.3}  Summary + End of Course Day

Price: $20

FAQ

There are lots of creative e-mail courses out there.  What makes this course unique?

This course is intended to use creativity as way to feel more calm.  It’s not intended to teach you “art” or “creative” rules.  It requires minimal supplies and very little trying-to-figure-it-out thoughts.  It’s intended to relax you, not frustrate you.  It’s really just BEing a kid again…coloring without any judgments or criticism or perfectionism thoughts.  It’s literally like going to yoga or a mediation class, but instead of closing your eyes and calming your thoughts, you’re calming your thoughts with hands-on photography activities that are so easy that a Kindergartner could them.

Do I need to have a photography background to take this course?

Absolutely not!  This is a course that helps reconnect you with her inner-creative child again.  You know, the one that would do any activity without stopping themselves because they didn’t think they were good enough yet. We all were fearless once…and that’s the only skill you need for this course – be fearless and have connect with “no rules” fun!

Do I need to have a fancy camera for this course?

Nope! All you need is a cell phone camera, a point and shoot, a DSLR or any camera you have on hand.  Whatever camera you enjoy taking pictures with, use that!  I use my cell phone camera a lot for this course.  Occasionally you’ll see some photos I’ve taken with my DSLR.  Use whatever works for you.  There’s no rules with this one.

Oh, and you’ll need a computer, a printer (not mandatory) and an email account so you can read and print the email lessons.

This course is a do-it-yourself email course. What does that mean? 

It means that once you sign up, you’ll begin to receive the lessons in your email inbox automatically over a period of time.  All the lessons are easy to understand and visually stunning.  They’re set up to feel like you are taking the class live with me.  I won’t be instructing this class…hence the do-it-yourself in the title.  But, if you have any questions while taking this course, I encourage you to contact me.  I want to support you in any way that I can.

I’m SO busy taking care of my kids and family and I want to take this course, but I’m afraid that I won’t have the time.  Should I still take it?

Of course!  What’s great about this course is that it’s given to you in your email inbox, meaning, you can read the emails whenever you get time.  There’s no time limit with the activities.  I know life gets in the way, so the lessons will be there for you when your schedule allows.  The activities don’t have to be done all at once.  You can start it (because even 5 minutes will help) and continue on with it when your schedule opens up.  Really, just giving yourself 5 minutes a day to do these simple and easy activities will provide many positive benefits to your life.  Even the littlest things you do in the course will help you be a calmer mama.

How are you qualified to teach this course?

This is a GREAT question.  I’ve had the most profound journey leading me here.  You can read more about my story here.  But, since becoming a mom, I now know how important it is to stay connected to my inner creative child and to BE calm throughout my busy mama filled days.

I’m a Certified Creatively Fit and Holistic Health Coach who taught Elementary school after receiving a Journalism degree.

I talk my walk, meaning, everything I teach is EXACTLY what I do to help create calm in my busy mama life.  I don’t teach anything I haven’t done before.  I only share what worked for me.

Everything I’ve done and learned to this day has brought me the tips, tools and strategies that I’m teaching in this course.  And, believe me, I’m still learning.

But, I’m happy to say, that I now have the tools to not stay stuck in overwhelm and stress.   In which I share with you in this course.

How will I FEEL after taking this course?

  • Calm
  • Relaxed
  • Happy
  • Creative
  • Energized
  • Uplifted
  • Rejuvenated
  • Balanced
  • Giddy
  • Excited
  • Calm (oh, did I say that one already? Hehe!)

Do you give feedback/critiques on the activities?

Nope! This isn’t an Art class.  So I don’t give any rules, critiques or ways to make your work better.  This is a class that I do guide and give examples, but it’s all about you using your own creative juices and letting them blossom.  It’s a safe place for you to reconnect with your creativity, because you ARE creative!  And, I know first hand, that with all the mama responsibilities that are under our plates, there’s NO time for another added to-do.  So this course is really like going to spa…just sit back, relax and connect with color.

Price: $20